‘Civilian JTF’ asks Nigerian government to dialogue with Boko Haram

JTF in the Niger Delta
JTF in the Niger Delta

The civilian JTF says dialogue might be the only option to end the dastardly Boko Haram attacks
Borno youth who have assisted the military in its clampdown on Boko Haram have appealed to the Federal Government to reconsider dialoguing with the outlawed sect so as to end the insurgents’ ongoing violent campaign in the country.

The Legal Adviser of the group, which is also known as ‘Civilian JTF’, Jubrin Gunda, made the appeal at a news conference in Maiduguri.

Mr. Gunda said that the action was the only way to end the ongoing carnage, especially in Borno by the sect.

“We hereby appeal to the Federal Government to consider the dialogue option with the Boko Haram sect toward ending the ongoing wanton destruction of lives and property.

“We are saying this because we believe that violence will not take us anywhere,” he said.

“So, many lives have been lost in the last few days mainly due to the violent campaign by the sect in Borno. We belief enough is enough because violence will only lead to destruction.”

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He also appealed to the sect to lay down its arms and embrace dialogue with the government for peace to reign.

“We are making this call because of our belief in dialogue.

“We will continue to collaborate with security agents in policing the state,” he said.

Hundreds of people have been killed in Borno in the last one month by the Boko Haram. This is despite the state of emergency that has been on in the state since May last year.

The Federal Government had in the past tried to dialogue with the sect, with the fugitive Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, rejecting dialogue.

(NAN)

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